Former Eagle Westbrook Lands In San Francisco

Jimi PayneContributor IAugust 19, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 18:  Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 18, 2009 in Oakland, California. California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers signed veteran running back Brian Westbrook to a one-year contract.  Westbrook, who is two-time Pro-Bowler, will serve as a back-up to Frank Gore.  The addition of Westbrook gives the 49ers one of most productive backfields in the league.

The 49ers had an available roster spot after second-year running back Glen Coffee abruptly retired. Coffee said he lost passion for the game and wanted to dedicated his life to serving God.

Westbrook is a jack of all trades; not only is he a effective runner out of the backfield, he also excels catching the ball and can return kick-offs and punts.  He is also a positive presence in the locker room and should mesh well his new football family.